Isaac Asimovs Worlds of Fantasy. Book 6: Mythical Beasties
Isaac Asimov's Worlds of Fantasy. Book 6: Mythical Beasties

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Isaac Asimov's Worlds of Fantasy. Book 6: Mythical Beasties


Author:
Edward D Hoch
Tanith Lee
Theodore Sturgeon
Jack Vance
Thomas A Easton
George RR Martin
Andrew Lang
Frank R Stockton
Hans Christian Andersen
Mildred Clingerman
F A Javor
Thomas N Scortia
Robert F Young

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Science fiction


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Isaac Asimov's Magical Worlds of Fantasy. Book 6: Mythical Beasties Centaur The horse was tamed about 2000 B.C. by the nomads of the Central Asian steppes, and when it drew a light chariot bearing a driver and an armed warrior, it proved a fearsome weapon. The horsemen conquered the entire civilized world from India to Egypt, and held their rule until the dominated people learned the use of the horse themselves. By 800 B.C.. the Medes of western Asia had bred horses large enough to carry men on their backs, and that combination was even more fearsome. To farmers who encountered horsemen for the first time this combination of men and animals must have seemed monstrous. The early Greeks were not horsepeople, for their mountainous terrain and narrow valleys were not conducive to either the breeding or the use of horses. In northern Greece, however, there was the plain of Thessaly, and there horses and horsemen made their appearance. The fearful Greeks must have first seen them as...